Sights to see in Sydney

December 2, 2003

See the sights in Sydney
For a spot of lunch and a sneaky peek at some of the coolest modern art on the planet, don’t miss the Museum of Contemporary Art. Located at Circular Quay west, on the harbour foreshore overlooking Sydney’s busy Circular Quay ferry terminal and on the doorstep of the historic Rocks precinct, the MCA is open 10am to 5pm every day (except Christmas Day). The MCA Stores open from 10am to 5:30pm is home to lots of wonderfully inspired and unique gifts. And if you need a place to sit and recharge, the MCA Caf? is open from 10am daily serving modern Mediterranean food. Licensed. Phone: 02 9241 4253

After somewhere al fresco to kick back in the summer sun? There’s no more glorious a spot that the Opera Bar. This stylish harbour side ‘in’ and ‘outdoor’ bar offers the quintessential Sydney experience, great food and fab cocktails to sip while you sit outside by the sparkling Sydney Harbour. Also a great place to people watch as many theatregoers choose to stop in for a quick bite before the shows at the Opera House. The Opera Bar features modern Sydney food and an all-day menu priced from $8.50 – $22.00, beers on tap and over 30 wines by the glass. The Opera Bar is open seven days a week from 11am to 1am. Phone: 02 9247 1666

If you, or your loved one, want to add some heart stopping fun to your stay in Sydney then head down to the Eastern Pontoon at Circular Quay and look for the red speed boat with teeth! The OzJetboating ‘Thrill Ride’ departs every day, hourly from 11:00am – 5:00pm. For around 30 minutes you’ll jet around the world’s most famous harbour at speeds of up to 45 knots (which is about 80 Km/h to us mere mortals!) not only will you feel the wind in your hair, but the adrenaline pumping through your body! Experience massive sideways slides, unbelievable 360? spins and the infamous “Powerbrake Stop” in which the jet boat comes to a complete stop within two boat lengths! Phew!

And if that’s all too much, just say the word and you too can become the most relaxed woman in Sydney…


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